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Blades 'n Gore II v0.99h

Submitted by Kitabatake
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
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Kitabatake Presents:
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A fast-paced sword fighting game for 1-12 players



  • A sequel to the original, Blades 'n Gore II leaves it's predecessor in the dust by improving all the strengths,
    removing all the weak parts and by introducing new features that add new dimensions to the gameplay.

    BnG II is a fast paced sword fighting game that is fast to learn and hard to master.
    It supports a variety of game modes & team configurations and more features are added with future updates.

    The map supports
    1-12 players.
    Currently available game modes:
    • Boss Mode
      • Recommended for: 1-4 players
      • Players are all in the same team
      • You must cooperatively survive through all stages by defeating the AI enemies.
      • The final level is a boss battle
      [*]
      Battle Zone
      • Recommended for: 6-12 players
      • Players are evenly divided into 2 teams
      • The team to reach the score limit set by the host wins
      • The game area has 5 control points
        • The team that controls the majority of these points gains points periodically
        • Killing enemy players also give points
      • This game mode fully supports leveling up and buying new equipment
      [*]
      Deathmatch / Team Deathmatch
      • Recommended for: 2-12 players
      • Supports a variety of team configurations
      • The team (player in FFA) to reach kill limit set by the host wins
      • Supports InstaKill setting
        • All players spawn with a sword that kills with one hit.
        • Make good use of defend and evasive movements!
      [*]
      Duel Arena
      • Recommended for: 2-5 players
      • The player to reach kill limit set by the host wins
      • 2 players are chosen to duel against each other
      • The winner gets the kill and the loser is replaced with a random other player
      • The randomization only picks people that have played the least amount of duels so far
      • Supports InstaKill setting


  • Smooth and versatile Combat systems
    • The smoothest melee combat system seen on Warcraft III
    • Fast to learn & hard to master
    • More details further down!
    Team systems
    • The host is presented with all possible balanced and almost balanced team configurations
    • In the case of unbalanced team configuration, host will always be the one with less teammates
    • Players are always divided to the teams in order starting from the top of game lobby
    • The system works for any amount of players
    Examples
    Example: 5 players in game will give the following options
    • FFA (1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1)
    • 2 Teams (2 vs 3) [Unbalanced]
    • 3 Teams (1 vs 2 vs 2) [Unbalanced]
    • 4 Teams (1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 2) [Unbalanced]

    Example: 6 players in game will give the following options
    • FFA (1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1)
    • 2 Teams (3 vs 3) [Balanced]
    • 3 Teams (2 vs 2 vs 2) [Balanced]
    • 4 Teams (1 vs 1 vs 2 vs 2) [Unbalanced]
    • 5 Teams (1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 1 vs 2) [Unbalanced]

    Immersive environment
    • Carefully picked sounds and soundscape
      • Most other maps have completely ignored the importance of sound effects
      • Blades 'n Gore II features:
        • Environmental sounds at appropriate places
        • Combat sound effects
        • Miscellaneous system sound effects on various occasions
    • Detailed and varying terrain
      • The terrain is improved by many doodad models exclusively made for this map
      • Custom trees, flower patches, structures and various other environmental doodads
    • Loads of custom models
    Save/Load Systems
    • You can save your rank & score and continue from where you left on the next game
    • Note that your code is case-sensitive AND bound to your username
    • Also note that playing single player will not earn you score
    Advanced damage modeling
    • Being kicked or interrupted during a strike can throw you off balance and cause you to stumble
    • Getting critically low on health will make you limp and bleed, reducing your movement speed
    • Beautiful gore effects upon death
      • Bloody limbs and body parts fly in arcs through the air leaving momentary blood trails behind
    • Arrows and throwing weapons stick to their targets
      • A feature you may have seen in games like Oblivion or Mount&Blade
    • You can disembowel enemies by slashing them while they are stumbling!
    • You can impale enemies by lunging through them while they are stumbling!
    AI enemies
    • They are capable of kicking you, throwing stuff at you, using power slam, shooting at you...
    • Some of them will also limp when their health is low enough
    • Only present in the Boss Mode for now
    Bots
    • Blades 'n Gore II supports AI controlled bot players.
    • During setting selection the host can select a bot threshold, which is basically a player count number.
      • If the actual player count is less than the selected number, bots will fill the missing slots.
    • Also, if a player leaves the game and bot threshold has been set, a bot will take over the leaving player to keep the player count in the defined amount.
    • The bots are currently available for deathmatch, team deathmatch, and boss mode.
    Character Customization
    • Players can customize their character's gender, face and hairstyle
    • You can earn customization unlocks by reaching the required ranks!




Forum


[ Blades 'n Gore II Forum ]



Gameplay in more detail

The systems are complex and there are many nuances and subtleties that will easily go unnoticed at first.
However, you will only have to play the game for 5 minutes to grasp the concept and to understand the basics.


Defend [Q] - Protects you from incoming damage. You must be facing the damage source to block the damage.

Lunge [W] - A long range strike.

Slash [E] - A wide area strike.

Drink [R] - Heals you gradually. However, you are vulnerable to attacks while drinking.

Sprint [A] - Temporary speed bonus suited for fast long range travelling.

Power Slam [td] - Deals tremendous damage, even pushing half of it through defend. Slow to cast though.[/td]

[tr][td]Kick [D][/td][td] - Completely ignores defend and sends the target stumbling backwards.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tumble [F][/td][td] - A quick evasive move. Can also be used to boost other abilities with extra movement.[/td][/tr]

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Defend, Lunge, Slash, Drink
Sprint, Power Slam, Kick, Tumble

The trick to winning the battles lies in knowing how to conserve and use your stamina


Note: Depending on the game mode and settings, you may be able to level up your abilities!



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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukrN_dBf3l4&hd=1
    Thanks to xorkatoss for recording and uploading!
    Map version
    0.96m was played in the video
    Be sure to watch in
    full screen and in 1080p HD!
    More Gameplay Videos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxZF0pK-b6g
    Recorded by xorkatoss (map version 0.93m)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdg7pOrAl7o&hd=1
    Recorded by xorkatoss (map version 0.93m)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJB7yBvMyJM
    Recorded by xorkatoss (map version 0.93f)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-sOXuW_MRE
    Recorded by ironymon1 (map version 0.57c)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ9kNV9BeWA
    Recorded by ironymon1 (map version 0.57c)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akxqrqlZCiY
    Recorded by ironymon1 (map version 0.57c)



  • Terrain Screenshots

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    Tropical Island
    The default game area for deathmatch and team deathmatch


    Gameplay Screenshots


    Boss Mode

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    Boss Mode
    An eager beta tester (xorkatoss) has managed to catch a kunai, 2 shurikens and an arrow with his body.
    Gotta catch 'em all but try not to bleed to death!

    In-Game

    [​IMG]
    In-Game
    Screenshot of actual gameplay with small number of players.





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  • Imported models, interface, icons, etc... - Kitabatake

    Notable Contributors:
    • Sheep100


    Notable Beta Testers:
    • ironymon1
    • xorkatoss
    • Playcanon
    • masterrub10
    • The_Optimizer

    Interested in testing? Contact Kitabatake on Garena or Hive.
    The games are mostly played through Garena.



  • The map is currently in beta, which means that bugs will be fixed and more features added in later versions.
    The map is also kept protected during beta-stage development.


    Found a bug?
    Got an idea to suggest?
    Interested in helping out with the map?
    Interested in testing?

    --> Let me know!


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Want to play the map online?

Join the Garena group
31617


  • instructions

    1. Start garena plus
    2. Press [​IMG] and select Join Group
    3. type in 31617 and press Next

  • You must have Garena Plus installed to be able to join groups.
    • The old Garena client does not support groups.
  • If you have problems joining, contact Kitabatake via garena.
  • The map is often hosted in one of the EU RPG rooms.
    • The room is announced in the group when the map is hosted.


Note: When you join the group, say something in the chat!
  • If you say nothing, you will show up inactive in member list
    • Inactive members are removed whenever group gets full.
  • You might want to say something at least once every month.
  • A single "hi" is enough, your activity status is then updated to current day.


NOTE: If you find yourself kicked from the group, it doesn't mean you've "done something wrong".
It just means that there has been no space for new members and a couple of the most inactive members have been removed to make space for them.
Feel free to rejoin the group at any time!


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Version changes

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Keywords:
Blades 'n Gore, II, fast, paced, sword, fighting, team, deathmatch
Contents

Blades 'n Gore II v0.99h (Map)

Reviews
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Date: 14:09:12 31-Jan-12 Map Moderator: -Kobas- Map Status: Approved 5/5 Contact map moderator: Visitor Message / Private Message! Comment: Awesome ideas. Good job :thumbs_up:
  1. Aeroblyctos

    Aeroblyctos

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    Holiday? More likely his school started.
     
  2. xorkatoss

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    he is not a kid lol, he is over 20 and he said that he has a lot of studies(probably university)
     
  3. Kitabatake

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    Ah yes, there hasn't been an update in a while now.
    The plan was to continue map development right after the holidays (a couple of weeks ago).
    However, I got a bit carried away when picking courses for this study period so there hasn't been any time to spare.

    So yeah, map development is on hold for now.
    Also, +rep added for all the suggestions!
     
  4. The Immortal Hero

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    It's ok Kita, you can have all the fun you want. We've got lots of time to wait, including me, I have to purchase another Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne Disc again since my computer was restored! :) Have a good time.
     
  5. HOooDy

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    Cool , but i can't play this alone maybe AI would be much better!

    Btw , +Rep For The Effort!
     
  6. xorkatoss

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    Garena Group ID: 31617
    although Kitabatake isn't really active nowadays so you might have to wait some time before being accepted into the group..
     
  7. UndeadImmortal

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    That, group is dead
     
  8. xorkatoss

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    silence troll! group is not dead, just very inactive:p it's going to be alive again when kita starts updating map and hosting!
     
  9. Kitabatake

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    The boss mode can be played in singleplayer

    True. I just approved 3 group join applications today, dunno how long they've been waiting.


    For upcoming members:
    You might want to send me a quick profile message or private message here at hive when you're applying to the garena group.
    This is because currently I don't have time to check garena all the time and you might otherwise have to wait much longer for me to see and accept you to the group.
     
  10. UndeadImmortal

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    Nah, you're just too lazy to open Garena XD
     
  11. Deathwing_XXX

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    No, I meant an AI for deathmatch mode.
     
  12. xorkatoss

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    so true xD

    that's a lot harder and well kita is not really the most active player of wc3 so...maybe next year? xD
     
  13. Chongfuilin

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    Wonderful...Wonderful..very beautiful map
     
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    have a feeling he doesnt work on this anymore?
     
  15. UndeadImmortal

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    He's working on BNG III, 67 years left XD
     
  16. Kitabatake

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    Actually, I do.

    Sure, there has been a long pause due to me being busy with studies.


    Anyway, here's what I'm currently working on and planning:
    • Replacing the clunky dialog system with dummy abilities
      • The current dialog system is too slow to navigate and offers no information about the options.
        Also, it's triggered in a very lazy way which makes adding new options a pain.
      • Dummy abilities will provide tooltips and they can be arranged in a sensical way.
    • Creating new game areas and terrain
      • I have a long term goal of creating a campaign/rpg kind of mode that utilizes several terrains areas.
      • This will not be ready for a long time but I can already create several game areas and use them for the current game modes.
    • Creating an alternative for shops
      • The shops are too slow to use in fast game modes like deathmatch and duel
      • I'm going to make it so that the players can choose a random weapon each spawn.
      • The weapons will be split into 3 categories
        • High stamina
        • Balanced
        • High damage
        The players will be presented with one random weapon from each category so at least one of them should fit their play-style.
    • Working on new models as well as improving the existing ones.

      • [​IMG] [​IMG]
        [​IMG]

    That probably went into unnecessary detail, but it's good to write the plans down every now and then.
     
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    It's nice of you to update us, I have no idea how modding by oneself and working seriously IRL could be done but thank you.
     
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    Hyped as fuck

    vid related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q9TYUr-Teo
     
  19. xorkatoss

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    VIDEOS UPDATES:
    Blades 'n Gore II v0.93b Bugs & Gameplay
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07hw6FU1Jpk

    Blades 'n Gore II v0 93d Gameplay, Updates and Fatal Error!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igU_zojwOTA

    Blades 'n Gore II v0.93e Gameplay
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzmtBgGV_Do

    more beta test videos coming soon!

    If you want to beta test too join Garena Group ID: 31617
     
  20. UndeadImmortal

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    Hey look, its me XD